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The Dragonslayer takes his rightful place in the Canucks Ring Of Honour tonight. All Hail!

Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images

VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs OTTAWA SENATORS

7:00PM PST ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC

TV: SPORTSNET PACIFIC. RADIO: SN650.

OPPOSITION BLOG: SILVER SEVEN HOCKEY

There’s a few pretty special nights on this year’s calendar, but save for the Sedin number retirement, this might be the one people were most looking forward to. Tonight the Canucks honour the guy who was hands down their greatest free agent signing in franchise history with a spot on the ring of honour: Alexandre Burrows.

Now, personally I think the Canucks made a mistake having it on this night. They truly should have had it with the Chicago Blackhawks in town, and made Keith and the rest of those a-holes sit through that ceremony, but I digress.

The Canucks would do well to look at #14 for a little inspiration tonight. Burrows was a testament to hard work, going from an undrafted ECHL’er to playing on one of the best lines of the last 15 years. He was the unlikely answer to the question “Who can find that actually fits with Daniel and Henrik?” and it was apparent immediately.

LINEUPS:

Senators projected lineup

Brady Tkachuk -- Logan Brown -- Anthony Duclair

Nick Paul -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Colin White

Vladislav Namestnikov -- Artem Anisimov -- Connor Brown

Filip Chlapik -- Chris Tierney -- Tyler Ennis

Thomas Chabot -- Ron Hainsey

Mark Borowiecki -- Nikita Zaitsev

Erik Brannstrom -- Dylan DeMelo

Anders Nilsson

Marcus Hogberg

Scratched: J.C. Beaudin, Mikkel Boedker, Maxime Lajoie

Injured: Scott Sabourin (nose), Cody Goloubef (undisclosed), Craig Anderson (undisclosed)

Canucks projected lineup

J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser

Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Josh Leivo

Antoine Roussel -- Adam Gaudette -- Nikolay Goldobin

Loui Eriksson -- Tim Schaller -- Zack MacEwen

Jordie Benn -- Christopher Tanev

Quinn Hughes -- Tyler Myers

Oscar Fantenberg -- Troy Stecher

Thatcher Demko

Michael DiPietro

Scratched: Jacob Markstrom

Injured: Jake Virtanen (illness), Alexander Edler (upper body), Tyler Graovac (lower body), Tyler Motte (upper body), Micheal Ferland (concussion), Brandon Sutter (groin), Jay Beagle (lower body)

GAME DAY BATTLE HYMN:

Kent usually has some metal act inserted here, but since I had to finish it....

I leave this here....for AMFB!!